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Friday, August 18, 2017

I was not coerced to drop bid, MP’s widow says

Kiambu county governor aspirant Ferdinand Waititu with his running mate James Nyoro (In cap) and Kiambu MP Jude Njomo welcomes Joyce Wanjiku back to Jubilee party. Wanjiku withdrew her bid for Gatundu south parliamentary seat on an independent ticket to join Jubilee campaign team for the president. /Stanley Njenga
Kiambu county governor aspirant Ferdinand Waititu with his running mate James Nyoro (In cap) and Kiambu MP Jude Njomo welcomes Joyce Wanjiku back to Jubilee party. Wanjiku withdrew her bid for Gatundu south parliamentary seat on an independent ticket to join Jubilee campaign team for the president. /Stanley Njenga

Former independent aspirant Joyce Wanjiku has denied being coerced or paid to pull out of the Gatundu South MP race and said she decided to join the Jubilee campaign team to seek votes for President Uhuru Kenyatta.

She said she consulted her family and supporters and they advised her to support the President’s reelection.

“After a lot of consultation, I decided to pull out of the race for Gatundu South MP. As you know, this is the home of our President,” Wanjiku said.

She spoke on Saturday at the Jubilee Party offices in Kiambu town, where she was received by governor nominee Ferdinand Waititu, his running mate James Nyoro, Kiambu MP Jude Njomo, Githunguri MP aspirant Kago wa Lydia and county interim officials.

Wanjiku is the widow of former Gatundu South MP Joseph Ngugi.

Waititu said it is good that some leaders who were running as independents are returning to the party.

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